Mr. Warren is a Fire Investigator with over 15 years of experience in fire service, ranging from Forestry Technician to Deputy Fire Marshal and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Fire and Safety Engineering with an emphasis in Fire, Arson and Explosion Investigations, and an Associates of Sciences in Drafting Technologies. Mr. Warren’s background includes extensive experience fighting wildland fires where he served in operations on controlled burns, suppression efforts, and logistical support. In his role as Deputy Fire Marshal, he was responsible for the enforcement of state and city fire codes including testing and inspection of power generators, fire sprinkler and alarm systems, underground storage tanks and hazardous material storage. As part of his role he conducted fire and life safety inspections in existing commercial and residential structures and reviewed new construction plans for the inclusion of applicable life safety features. Mr. Warren has been a full-time fire investigator since 2013, with experience in wildland, vehicle and structure fire.
Mr. Warren has received specialized training in fire origin and cause determination, fire science, wildland fire behavior and human factors as they relate to wildland fires specifically. He is knowledgeable about standard practices regarding fire scene excavation, evidence collection and chain of custody (NFPA 921). He is qualified to conduct origin and cause investigations under NFPA 1033.